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1-Day Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

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    What to Expect
    Catch the morning bullet train (Shinkansen) to Kyoto. As you look out of the train window on a clear day, catch sight of revered Mt Fuji. After the approximately 2-hour journey, arrive at mid-day to Kyoto Station where your local guide welcomes you.

    Upon arrival enjoy a Western-style lunch in an elegant hotel restaurant. Then, travel on foot to the nearby tour operator desk before beginning your comprehensive city tour. Travel by comfortable coach to the spectacular Fushimi Inari Taisha, located at the base of Mt Inari. Discover the head shrine to the god Inari and marvel at its numerous shrine gates.

    Take a moment of quiet reflection within the temple and see the colossal size of the Thousand-Armed Kannon, an altar flanked by more than a 1,000 life-size statues dedicated the Buddhist deities. Afterward, visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple and hear the story behind the temple's construction from your guide.

    After your city tour, return to the station for the bullet train back to Tokyo.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    2-chōme-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tōkyō-to 100-0005, Japan
    Departure Time
    9:20 AM
    12h 30m
    Return Details
    Tokyo Station, 1 Chome-9 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon sightseeing tour of Kyoto
    • Professional guide
    • Round trip bullet train fees between Tokyo and Kyoto
    • Entry/Admission - Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Sanjusangendo Temple
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • If you would like a vegetarian menu, please inform us at the time of reservation.
    • This is a special tour for international visitors. Please understand that residents of Japan cannot make bookings for this tour.
    • Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.
    • Train times may change due to time table alterations or other reasons.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    Enjoyable tour overall, albeit we only had time to see a small part of what Kyoto has to offer. Guides were very good on the whole with one in particular worth mentioning (Yumi) as she was very knowledgeable. We had 5 in total - each...More

    Thank SavvyJeremy
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Took bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto for the day and was a great experience!! Pricey but well worth the experience. Saw three (3) temples and shopping area. Recommend lunch additions. Lunch was at Miyako hotel!! Very nice!!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Arnold C
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This is a nice way to see a small portion of Kyoto. The sights that we visited were very interesting. I did feel like we spent too much time on the bus and the sight visits were too short. The day before our scheduled tour,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Dina F
    Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

    We took this one day tour from Tokyo to Kyoto which was an outstanding experience. The guides met us at our hotel and es Pete’s us each step of the tour. It is a long day but you will see three of the ancient Shrine...More

    Thank Ned H
    Reviewed 25 July 2019

    The train ride was amazing, bullet train (Shinkansen) from Tokyo took slightly more than 2 hours. Lunch was great, the best we had from an organized tours. Visiting Fushimi Inari Taisha Shinto shrine is worth the trip, but be prepared for big crowds and not...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Ivilina P
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    25 April 2019|
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    Response from Christine F | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Yes there are vegetarian options available, make your choices known to the guide who will tell you what is on offer that day. Ensure you say no meat or fish as some flavouring even for vegetarian dishes use fish stock. We... More
    3 March 2019|
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    Response from Christine F | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, we booked through Sunrise tours and our hotel wasn't listed as a pick up but this wasn't a problem. I believe we were told to arrive at the station at 9am but I feel you would be better to check with your tour operator... More
    18 December 2018|
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    Response from thewriterstuff | Reviewed this property |
    There are trains available throughout the day from most major cities to other major cities. It is very easy to get around Japan via rail.
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